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Jessica comes from the Hebrew name Isska, means "one who sees". It is the middle name of Sarah, Abraham's wife in the Bible.
-- Miss Claire  5/23/2005
Jessica is a lovely name, but it is not mentioned in the Bible. Sarah, Abraham's wife, is not given a middle name in the Scriptures.
-- breakofday  5/23/2006
Jessica Rowling is the eldest child of famous Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
-- skywalker  7/3/2005
The name comes from Hebrew and it means woman of wealth.
-- j_benz  7/23/2005
My favourite book is Bryce Courtenay's award winning novel 'Jessica'.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2005
Jessica Simpson (born Jessica Ann Simpson on July 10, 1980) is also an actress. At the age of 12, she made an unsuccessful attempt to be a character on "The New Mickey Mouse Club". Other singers that tried out and made it were Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. She made her singing debut on November 23, 1999, when her popular album "Sweet Kisses" came out. She recently starred as Daisy Duke in "The Dukes of Hazzard" and I've heard that another movie "Room Service", will appear in 2006.
-- AndrewJKD  8/11/2005
I think this is a brilliant name!
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2005
I think it's a very pretty name, even if it is common.
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2005
Jessica is my name and I've always loved it! I was named after my great-grandmother. I wouldn't change it! I like my middle name too, Joan!
-- jessica22  11/29/2005
Jessica is a variation of Jane. And has the same meaning: graceful white lily. Love it!
-- jessica22  11/29/2005
"No! Jessica and Jane are not related and neither mean lily. Presumably, the meaning you are thinking of it for Jessamyn/Jessamine, which is its meaning, approximately. The name Jessica is unrelated to Jane, however, the name Jessie was formerly used, particularly in Scotland circa the 19th century, as a nickname for Jane; in that form, it was actually unrelated to Jessica.
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2007
Actress Jessica Tandy (born Jessie Alice Tandy; June 7, 1909- September 11, 1994) is a famous bearer of this name. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989). She is the eldest woman ever to receive that award.
-- AndrewJKD  12/19/2005
Bruce Springsteen has a daughter named Jessica Rae.
-- Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Actress Jessica Lange is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2005
I think the name Jessica is too overused considering it's not a great name. If you're considering this name for your child think about how she may be one of many at school.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2006
Too common, overused. I hate it.
-- ender  1/23/2006
The name Yiskah (יסכה) actually comes from the Hebrew root sachah (סכה) which means "to see." Adding the yud implies future tense which makes the name imply "to vision" or "to see into the future."

I'm not sure where this meaning "God beholds" comes from--I have seen it on other name sites but in my research, which included midrash (commentary on the Torah) of both classical and contemporary scholars, I've never seen this meaning. Also, I've seen many places cite that Jessica is a feminine form of Jesse (Yishai in Hebrew) which is also most likely incorrect--although we don't know what Shakespeare was thinking. ;)
-- Anonymous User  1/30/2006
It's much too overused, and many, many of girls I have personally known named Jessica have been indiscriminately promiscuous and/or airheads.
-- Hart  2/9/2006
Jessicas are always silly!
-- lindamaree  3/8/2006
My name is Jessica and while people say it is very common, I think it is rather rude for people to leave comments saying such things as Jessicas are promiscuous, silly, or airheads. You cannot judge everyone with a certain name just because you have met other people with that name who act a certain way. I mean come on, there's more to people than their names. I happen to enjoy my name and I don't know very many other Jessicas so I consider myself lucky. You can still be an individual even if other people have your name too.
-- jgoleb1  4/4/2006
This name is used an awful lot (I had a class during my senior year in high school with no less then three Jessicas), but it remains a beautiful name. All the Jessicas I've known have also been unique individuals.
-- Weirdo87  4/4/2006
Jessica is my name and I have always felt like it's too common for my liking. Still, I am rarely ever called Jessica because of my nicknames; Jess and Jessi.
-- JMagickPrincess  4/13/2006
Talented actress Jessica Alba bears this name. Probably the hottest woman in the world.
-- rosco kid  4/13/2006
My niece's name is Jessica. She finds it too common and wishes she had something more original. Aside from it being too popular, I think it is a pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
In my opinion this is a very beautiful name with a strong biblical background and although it is over used in the USA I must say here in Ireland it is not so much so (at least where I live) as I only know 3 people with the name myself. It is also the name of one of my nieces and she loves it (but often shortens it to Jesse).
-- Anonymous User  5/15/2006
I have also seen this spelled Jessicka, and that is my personal favorite spelling.
-- dramaelf  7/9/2006
I know that this name is SOOO popular, but for me, it is and always will be a lively, simple and classic favorite of mine. :) Now, I have to wait until the popularities go down completely before I would consider it for my future daughter. I think that this is, unlike MaryJane, Norma, Edna and Hildegarde (whatever that means), this name will never loose its charm. At least not for a long, long time. Peace Out!
-- Starla-Marie_1993  7/14/2006
This is Sarah Jessica Parker's middle name.
-- Anonymous User  7/27/2006
One famous bearer is Jessica Rabbit from the movie (and also book, though I haven't read it) "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?".
-- Belldandy  7/29/2006
Jessica sounds pretty, but I know three who all dislike the name because of the popularity and have all taken nicknames.
-- indigopearl  8/1/2006
I was almost given this name, and I am glad I wasn't, because it's too common in my generation and there aren't many pretty abbreviations. Beware that if you name your daughter Jessica she will be one of many!
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
Firstly, I don't think it's right for people to say, "anyone who's considering this name should reconsider." Isn't that forcing your opinion on someone else a little too harshly?
I have a cousin who would like to name her children all classic Jewish names. She has one child already, Jacob. And if she has another boy, it will be Joseph. If a girl, Rachel. I suggested Jessica, if she has two girls. It doesn't go perfectly, but it's a beautiful name.
I especially started appreciating it when I found out J. K. Rowling's daughter was Jessica.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
For some reason, when I think of the name Jessica, I don't associate it with Jessica Simpson. Not that I don't like Jessica Simpson, but for some reason, when I think of the name Jessica, it reminds me of a sophisticated person; a Shakespearean character.
-- LoveTheNameMackenzie  8/9/2006
Jessica is a great name! I named my first daughter this. She is named after my sister (Jessica).
-- luvmygirls0406  8/9/2006
Jessica is a popular name in Italy too.
-- Psycho_Princess  8/10/2006
Hey! We all forgot "Baby Jessica Mcclure" who got married in January of 2006. This famous bearer captivated the hearts of America in 1987, when the, then 18-month-old fell into an abandoned well and was rescued.
-- Starla-Marie_1993  8/12/2006
The singer Jessica Jay. Two of her hits are the songs "Chilly Cha Cha" and "Casablanca".
-- iva_toneva  8/21/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Jessica here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
This is a nice, but popular name. I like the nicknames, Jess, and Jessie.
-- Emma McHnery  9/3/2006
My name is Jessica and my middle name is Marie. Both are all too generic for me so I really don't like my name that much. There are at least 7 others with it in my grade alone. Although I do like the name Jess, which is what I go by. I'd rather be named Tessa.
-- septsweetie99  11/16/2006
My name is Jessica and I really like it. I live in Spain and it's not common over here so I haven't got any problems with popularity. The Spanish version of Jessica is Juana and that's very popular. They also write it with a y: Yesica. I find it awful.
-- 6diablesse6  11/25/2006
It is a very lovely name, ignoring the fact that it is sort of popular.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2006
Way too many Jessica and Ashleys in the world! Those names need to drop off the face of the earth for about 50 years, until most of the people with these names have died, and then make a come-back when they will sound a little fresher.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2006
I'm sorry to disagree, but even though Jessica was a trendy name, I don't think there are too many of them. I do agree that, in a hundred years or so, this name will sound "fresher" as you put it, but I think that, for now Jessica is a beautiful name! My name is Jessica, and I am young. I really like my name and I find that I have a name that is fun, easy to spell and great to grow up with!
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2007
Jessica is my mom's name. She said when she was a kid there were barely any Jessica's. I love the name, too.
-- april14  1/9/2007
My name is Jessica. It is far too common. I would rather have an original name rather than one that's like "oh yea there are seven of them in my class" Seriously, I have known more Jessica's than I can count. The only nice part of my name is that my initials happen to be "JES" therefor making it a tiny bit original. Honestly, give Jessica a break. Just to note, all the celebs that have this name make me want to die.
-- thenamesjes  1/9/2007
This is my name and, personally, I don't mind it. Although I haven't really known all that many Jessica's throughout my life, I am well aware that there are several out there, and I find that it has practically no originality. I don't like it, I don't hate it, but I like my nickname from it because, well, I don't know a single other 'Jesi' out there. :)
-- m3ssyjesi  1/9/2007
I have my name, Jessica, and I kind of like it. Well, I have my own nickname: Jessibee, Jessie Bee, sometime Jezzie, or Jazzie (rare). It won't get confused.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2007
My name is Jessica, and I find it way too common. My mom told me that she named me after Carly Simon's song "Jesse". So, I use Carly as my nickname.
-- carly_89  2/4/2007
Jessica Darling is a character in Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, and Charmed Thirds, they are written by Megan McCafferty.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2007
I'm not sure why exactly, but I've never really liked this name. Maybe it's because I knew a Jessica in primary school who was a bit odd. I'm not sure. I don't really like the "jess" sound in names, I guess.
-- scarletquillraven  2/19/2007
Jessica reminds me of pink bubble gum lol. It’s a very sweet name though!
-- katiedid  2/27/2007
Never liked this name, and the nicknames are awful! Jess, Jessie, Jesse. Yuck!
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2007
Heya, my name is Jessica and everyone on here is saying that my name is 'this and that' and that it is very common but it's not really! I mean I only know 1 other Jessica and she is only a baby! I think it is more popular in the U.S.A than over here in England.
-- jecca  3/28/2007
It sounds cool. I like -ica names. This is my best friend's name.
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2007
I find Jessica too trendy, popular, overused and boring. I worked with two Jessicas and there were multiple in my school. It's another name I dislike and I wish it would not be used so much.
-- Missy  4/21/2007
I think this name is pretty. It reminds me of a fun, happy girl. However, this name is starting to get SO POPULAR!
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
My name is Jessica, and I go by Jecca. It's very original, I've only known of 2 other Jeccas.
-- quigonjecca  5/29/2007
One word describes this name in the USA: OVERUSED. If I meet one more Jessica, I'm going to scream. Curiously, all of them are blonde. I've never met a brunette, redhead or blackhaired Jessica.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  5/31/2007
Unfortunately there are brunette Jessicas too, I know a number of them. I think it's a pretty name but it really is way overused.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2007
I like the name Jessica. I know 3 and they are all dark haired.
-- inky  6/18/2007
I know several people named Jessica and they are all very nice but I would never name my kid this, it's too common.
-- aja3  8/2/2007
I've known LOTS of girls named Jessica. They're all different. Some are smart, some are dumb. Some are nice and some are mean.

I do like this name, but because it is SO common, I wouldn't use it. There were about 5 Jessicas in my class in elementry. It was just too confusing.
-- joanie2007  8/6/2007
There is the beautiful instrumental piece, Jessica, by the Allman Brothers Band.

Also, Jessica was very popular in the 80's and 90's, but it's popularity has been declining for years. I wouldn't say that the name is overused anymore. I don't think of any celebrities named Jessica when thinking of the name. I think of great music and great theatre.
-- KrisMichelle  9/1/2007
Jessica Mitford is a famous bearer of the name. Jo Rowling's daughter, Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes was named for Mitford.
-- KrisMichelle  9/1/2007
I go to school with 5 Jessicas, at least that I know of. In one class, I have 2 Jessica L's, in another, I have one Jessica L and one Jessica J. The other two Jessicas both have the same last initial and same middle name. However, one has a hyphenated last name, so that helps. I also know a Jessica K, a Jessica S, and several others whose last initals I'm forgetting.
It's a nice name, but as I've proven here, it's very confusing. Be wary of that when considering the name.
-- popular1  9/29/2007
I hate this name. So sickly overused, so preppy and so boring.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2007
I don't really like this name. It is way too overused. All through school I have known multiple people named Jessica. I also don't like the "ica" sound of it. Just don't tell my sister that I said that because Jessica is her name (my dislike of it has nothing to do with it being her name). What were my parents thinking?
-- mingolando  11/21/2007
My mother named me Jessica Rae so that she could call me 'Jessi-rae.' And although I don't much like that nickname or any of the others out there, I don't hate my name. No matter how common.
-- Fluffy_Thewerewolf.  11/27/2007
My name is Jessica with the middle name Renee. I agree that it is obscenely over-used, but it's still a nice name that ages well. I'm glad my parents picked Jessica and not something so babyish like MacKenzie or Hayleigh. People call me Jess and Jessi.
-- jazzbaby  12/21/2007
God I hate this name. It makes me cringe.
-- Anonymous User  12/25/2007
Pronounced "YES-i-ka".
-- Karcoolka  2/15/2008
God's Grace, Gracious etc. (Hebrew.) That's it. Jeh- God etc. And Other websites have that no problem.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2008
Jessica Weiner is an actionist and is included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
-- Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
Jessica is so overused it just gets old. It's hard to see the beauty of a name when everyone has it. On my high school softball team we have 3 Jessicas, it gets so confusing that we had to resort to just calling people by their last names.
-- b.lillian  3/20/2008
Jessica Biel was an actress on the tv show 7th Heaven, and also the girlfriend of Justin Timberlake.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2008
Well, for starters, this name is overused. Even the people who don't know a Jessica can probabaly name some 20 celebrities named Jessica. You can't exactly get a major number of nicknames out of this, which isn't the case with the likewise overused names Catherine and Elizabeth. Secondly, the name will most likely bring a cute, blonde, young, and rather dimwitted girl to mind. It has a bit of a bimbo reputation, and it is not really one of those names you can easily picture on adults. Anyway, it's not a hideous name, but it's nothing great either, so you should give it a rest.
-- slight night shiver  6/9/2008
This name evokes a picture of a spoilt superficial ultra-super-sweet-to-death cheerleader with a silly fake smile.
-- Silent85  6/15/2008
My name's Jessica, and my parents only gave it to me because it began with a J (touching, I know, lol). If this wasn't my name, I'd say it was alright, only the without the "Kuh". Jessie's prettier if you ask me. Since it is my name, yes I have to deal with often hearing my name and it not being to me, but it's no big deal. I have yet to have any identity crisis over having a name that's a little common. And it has a lovely meaning and stuff.
-- not_another_Jessica  6/22/2008
My name is Jessica, and though when I was little I disliked it very much due to its popularity I have learned to love it. My mother says she named me Jessica after my great-grandfather Jack. (apparently Jessica is the female version of Jack but I heard that it was a female version of Jesse.)
-- Fluffy_Thewerewolf.  6/30/2008
I also believe the name is excrutiatingly common and just sounds like a loose women. My take on it, like it or not.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2008
It's okay, but it's so popular it's not even funny. And then there are the annoying namesakes, like that braindead Jessica Simpson and that annoying overrated Jessica Alba. Not to mention all Jessicas on TV seem to be nasty airheads.
-- bananarama  8/8/2008
Jessica Kordová, a golfer, born 27th February, 1993.
-- Emilie007  9/5/2008
Although the name Jessica is certainly not a "bad" name, it's hardly unique or special. Perhaps it's because of the overwhelming popularity of the name, but to me it's just very bland.
-- tiny_clever_outlet  10/4/2008
Jessica Stam, also known simply as Stam, is a Canadian model.
-- Anonymous User  10/14/2008
I have always hated being named Jessica. The name is so overused that I can never go anywhere without someone having the same name as me. You say Jessica down a crowded hall and half the girls will turn around, because if they arent named Jessica themselves, their sister or best friend is. Uggg. While Jessica might have a pretty ring to it, the fact that it is so overused negates that positive and the nicknames for it (Jess and Jessi) I thoroughly dislike. Especially since they sound like boy names. But millions of Jessica's later it is more trouble than it is worth to try and not get people to call you by those nicknames anyways. I hope I never give my kids a name that has been beaten into the ground this much!
-- Jeszika  10/22/2008
One of my school mates is named Jessica, but it is not very common in Norway (I have been living in many areas in the country, but have only met one girl with that name.) It is a very elegant, strong and youthful name.
-- EllyKash  10/30/2008
I quite like the name Jessica, but unfortunately it's becoming too popular these days.
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2008
Jessica Alba, (born 1981) American television and film actress.
-- samjaymc  11/8/2008
A lovely-sounding name, but, yes, it's becoming way too popular.
-- CanadianChibi  11/15/2008
Like others have said, my name is Jessica, and I hate how common it is. I have never been the only Jessica or Jesse in my class. While too unusual is a problem, too common is just as bad.

Oh and to those saying all Jessicas are blond, you are mistaken.
-- Anonymous User  12/25/2008
Jessica is the name of a character in the Twilight saga.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2008
I think this is a pretty name, but too popular in my generation. A nice and original nickname for Jessica is Decca, which is what the famous journalist Jessica Mitford was always called.
-- britto08  1/24/2009
"Jessica" was a 2001 single by the Japanese metal band Dir En Grey, and also the name of the mother of Paul Atriedes in Frank Herbert's Dune books.
-- Phoenix-san  3/11/2009
This is my best friend's name and I think it's awesome. There's loads of people I know with the name "Jessica", around and about, but there's still only one Jess, which makes it all nice. (: We always laugh at how "Jess/Jessica" is used so much in books - we just simply state she's famous and everyone wants her in their books.
-- 00Jayd-Dani  3/20/2009
Jessica is incredibly common, but there's not much else wrong with it. It's spelt correctly and has a lovely origin.

Be grateful your parents didn't name you Jesycah. ;)
-- vomiting  4/23/2009
This is my name, and I can't say I love it. It is too common - at school I knew of at least three others in my year with it - and that gets annoying, even when you're little. I personally don't like the way it sounds, but there are worse names out there, and it's not a name you can really get picked on for. And it's usually pretty easy for people to pronounce and spell.
-- ILoveAllThePoison  8/1/2009
Jessica Sutta is a member of the Pussycat Dolls.
-- enchy  8/6/2009
Jessica is a pretty names, but it's too dated and I detest the unisex nicknames Jess and Jessie. However, Jessica sounds more classic than Jennifer.
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2009
Jessica Drew was the real name of the original Spider-Woman in the Marvel Comics universe.
-- vomiting  9/10/2009
Jessica Walter is an American actress born in 1941, famous most recently for her role as Lucille Bluth in the [hilarious!] sitcom Arrested Development.
-- vomiting  9/10/2009
Actress Jessica Szohr, born 31. March 1985, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Her last name is pronounced "shore".
-- MaggieSimpson  10/3/2009
Jessica means "God beholds" or "Jehovah sees". My name is Jessica and I like going by Jessie. I like the meaning of the name Jessica.
-- Doglover  11/11/2009
Jessica Watson (born May 18, 1993) is an Australian sailor currently becoming the youngest person ever to sail around the world.
-- NASCAR MAN 14  12/6/2009
Ew. This name is so overused I want to puke every time I hear it. Every time I meet someone named Jessica I call them by Jessica + their middle name - Jessica Marie, Jessica Lynn. Then it sounds better. Seriously I would not recommend this as a first name. Maybe as a middle name. (No offense to anyone with this name.)
-- Aurora Lynn  12/11/2009
It may seem over-used today, but before the mid to late 80's it was considered a pretty unusual name. That's why my parents chose it - they wanted me to have a name no one else my age would have. They failed. In primary and high school, I was one of four 'Jessica's

I can't imagine being called anything else though - and no, I'm neither vapid, nor and airhead, nor a slut, thank you very much.
-- thegoddamnbatman  12/21/2009
Jessica is a common name that makes me think of a boring, normal sort of "blah" person, but if she goes by "Jessie" then it becomes quite a bit better.
-- persistent swain  12/26/2009
Why sterotype a name? Every Jessica I know is a brunette. EVERY SINGLE ONE. It is the name of my sister. And she isn't an airhead or blond. She's a straight A brunette.
-- italiannames  12/26/2009
Nice origin, fresh name, but overused to a T.
-- lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
This is my middle name and I'm so very pleased it's not my first name. I was named it for two of my great-grandmothers, one on my dad's side and one on my mum's. I've never really liked it because a) there were lots of girls called Jessica at my school and b) none of them were very nice! Since then I have met another Jessica, who preferred to be called Jess, and she was lovely. However, I think the name is very common in Britain, and would not consider passing it on to any children I had.
-- amanda82  2/10/2010
I like this name because you can shorten it to Jess or Jessi. Also this was supposed to be my middle name so I feel a certain attachment to it. I know a lot of girls named Jessica so it is quite common. Unless you want your child being called Jessica C. all her life you should pick something less common. But I still think it's a great name. Don't get me wrong.
-- GrapeGirl93  2/14/2010
My name is Jessica (I was born 1988 in Australia), and it wasn't until I reached University that I was the only Jessica in my entire year, rather a nice change from primary and high school! My parents didn't realise how popular it was at the time of naming me - they found the name in a book, and thought it was very pretty. I also think it's pretty, but a bit too common for my liking. I do like that it's of Shakespearean origin though; I find that very interesting. I always introduce myself as "Jess" instead of Jessica, because most people just naturally call me Jess. I think people stereotype the name far too easily - most Jess's I've known have been relatively ordinary, nice girls. ;)
-- aussiejess  2/15/2010
Reminds me of annoying, ditsy teenage girls.
-- Aureliano  2/25/2010
Reminds me of a dumb, vain, spoilt and generally annoying teen. Maybe because I've only known 5 Jessicas and they've all been like that, but still.
I even think that it sounds ugly, so it's clearly on the never-list.
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2010
A famous bearer of this name is the fictional Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote, played by Angela Lansbury. I quite like this name just because of Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote. :)
-- walesgal92  5/22/2010
This is my best friend's name, and I have always found it pretty! Even before I knew her. It's a bit popular, but why do you think it's popular? Maybe because people like that name?
-- kookiecrum10  6/21/2010
This is my first name. It's a nice, classical name, but I have always found it boring and far too common.
-- dancingintherain  7/11/2010
Jessica is a lovely, beautiful name (my name!) - and not too common, because, actually I only know one other Jessica! My friends call me Jess (or Jessie) and I love it! It's just a shortened way of saying Jessica.
The definition I have heard of it means " The rich one" or "Wealthy"- and I have also heard the name is Hebrew.
From the Bible the man Jesse, remember?
-- Jessadude  7/20/2010
Jessica is also Czech form. Pronounced "JE-si-ka".
Jessica has 518th place in Top 1000 Czechia. It was borne by 607 little girls.
Website: http://www.mvcr.cz/sprava/informat/cetnost/index.html
-- MaggieSimpson  9/1/2010
Pretty, but very very overused.
-- Chrila96  10/4/2010
I like the sound of this name. It reminds me of Corsica.
-- Hushpuppy  12/21/2010
This is very very common. There are five Jessicas in my year at school.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  12/22/2010
Jessica is the name of a character in Frank Herbert's "Dune".
-- Dracotorix  12/22/2010
This is my name and I absolutely hate it. No one says it properly. (At least where I live) As a name that was somewhat unique when given to me, it quickly became very popular. Jessica was way overdone for way too many years. I can't believe a name could stay in the top ten for as long as this did. It also never fit. I see it as the snob, spoiled, rich, mean, not as smart as she thinks she is, etc. I am currently searching for a new one to change it to. I probably should have done so sooner, as I am not exactly young now.
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2011
This is my friends surname, which I would not expect Jessica to be used as a surname. But in school, since they list it first, last name, all of our substitutes get confused and think her first name is Jessica, and then one sub got so confused because a lot of kids in my class had surnames you can use as first names, she ended up calling us all by our surnames. I still like the name though :)
-- megi99  2/23/2011
I think it's FAR too overused! Look at how many comments there are. There are around eight in my year. It's so common. I don't even really like the sound of it. Jes-SICK-a. No. Not a very nice name. Plain and boring. Even if it has a nice history, no ones gonna care or be interested when you tell them because it's such a common name anyway. And if someones says "you know Jessica?" they're just gonna go "which one?". I would never name my daughter this. It's like Sophie and Kate and so many other common names.
-- DidiGiraffe  2/23/2011
This become a very common name in Italy too. Sometimes spelled with G, Gessica. [noted -ed]
-- Lylianne  3/18/2011
I've always found this a rather plain name. I've always felt it looks better when shortened to Jess, or put with another name, like Jane. It's also so common now, that I've lost so much love for it. Sad face. :(
-- xsai  5/25/2011
Awesome name for a girl! I love it. Love nickname Jess or Jessie :)
1)smart
2)classic
3)girl next door
4)sweet
5)cute
-- adrenalinekat  6/15/2011
Jessica Simpson (singer & actress)
Jessica Wakefield (Sweet Valley High Character)

I think the name Jessica is a nice name. But it isn't one that really stands out.
-- Kimberley  8/19/2011
I like the name but it reminds me of a sketty teenager.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2012
I completely and utterly and totally ADORE this name!
Sure it may be overused or popular and kind of simple. But I just love it! It is so classic. So lovely. So girl next door wonderful. And I love "Jess" and "Jessie" nicknames.
-- AwAriDoll  2/16/2012
The main character of the show "New Girl" is Jess which is short/nickname for Jessica. Played by Zooey Deschanel!
-- AwAriDoll  2/16/2012
Common, overused. An okay name, though I do not really see why people WUV it.
-- Thumbs  3/7/2012
Overused, yes. But it is still classic and beautiful in my opinion. Like Jonathan it is a strong J name that has stood the test of time and will likely be popular for years to come. One of my best friends bears this name--Jessie for short--and she is fantastic person.
-- jbr1234  3/13/2012
In Spanish, it's written as "Yessica" and pronounced "yeh-see-kah." [noted -ed]
-- Rin_0911  4/7/2012
My name is Jessica Lucinda and I agree it is common, but lately I have rarely seen anyone aside from very young children, with the name. Most Jessica's I do know however, are very unique individuals.
-- jess2248  7/11/2012
Jessica is my name and I really like it! The fact it is popular doesn't bother me; it's timeless! I also go by the nickname Jess which I love.
Perfection! :)
-- Jess07  8/11/2012
Jessica Ennis is a UK Olympic gold medalist.
-- Anonymous User  8/19/2012
I love this name. It works perfectly at any age.
-- Anonymous User  8/27/2012
Doesn't stand out. I know tons. Variants:
Jessyka
Jessika
Jessyca
Nickname variants:
Jessi
Jessie
Jesse
Jessy
Jess
Jes
Jeka
-- SEC908  10/7/2012
Jessica Alba is a famous actress.
-- Melys11  1/30/2013
I know how popular Jessica is, but I love the name. It hasn't grown dated and it has been this way for 45 years, unlike Jennifer, which is ridiculous now.
-- Melys11  2/2/2013
Actually, Jessica IS in the Bible, just in the original Hebrew form 'Isska' (Iskah), like the first commenter said. Genesis 11:29 lists Iskah as one of the daughters of Haran. (The Latin Vulgate spells it 'Jescha.')
-- Anonymous User  4/10/2013
Jessica is my moms name and I think it is a very pretty, great name to use for a lovely little girl, but I don't like the nick names like jess, jessie.
-- Anonymous User  5/10/2013
This has been my favorite name since junior high, way before it became so popular. It was a little disappointing how extremely popular it became, but I guess a lot of people just felt about it the way I did! If I could have chosen my own name, I would have chosen this. If I'd had a daughter, this would have been her name. As it was, I wrote a book with the lead female character named Jessica, and I named my first dog Jessie after that character. Jess is my favorite nickname, and Jessie is also nice. I always picture Jessica as a brunette, I guess because I am a brunette and Jessica is sort of my alter-ego.
-- shadow1999  7/17/2013
Jessica Dobson is a guitarist for the alternative-rock band The Shins.
-- Oohvintage  8/9/2013
I'm going to be honest here. I don't find this name the least bit pretty or attractive. Just plain, boring Jessica. I have one good friend named Jessica and she is the kindest woman you can imagine, and she's certainly not plain or boring, just her name is.
I also can't help but think of how unimaginative your parents would have to be to name a girl this. Its been the #1 most popular girl's name for how many years?
~Peace.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2013
I really don't care about how popular it is. I love this name, I might just name my daughter it.
-- Lee Augustus  2/14/2014
My name is Jessica and I love the sound of my name, I just don't like how common it is... I sometimes wish that my name was more unique because then I would feel like my name is truly my own. I also feel like teachers, strangers, and people in general get so happy and excited when a person comes in with a pleasant but uncommon name. I think the world is changing and there are more names out there, so people won't feel like plain jane's, Jessica's or Ashley's anymore.

On the other hand, the name Jessica is popular for a reason! It is strong, beautiful, and has many nickname options (Jess, Jessa, Jessie). But still, I wish I had a unique name that I can call my own so I didn't have share my name and be Jessica A because there is already a Jess N, Jess K and Jess C in my class. I remember my teacher in 3rd grade said, "I will call you Jessica and I will call Jessica K Jess." I said, "but I want to be called Jess sometimes too!"
-- Lucia Wren  7/7/2014
Jessica Paré is a Canadian film and television actress and singer.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  7/14/2014
If you're a Jessica and want to translate your name into Arabic, the proper way to spell it is "جإِسكا". If you type Jessica into a translator, it comes out "جيسيكا". This spells "Jeeseeca" and is phonetically wrong. Again, if you want the correct sound of your name, spell it "جإِسكا"
-- Ali Hassan  7/30/2014
My name is Jessica and I've found that the name is not as common as you are lead to believe. I only knew of one other Jessica in my entire high school. The name is a lot more unique than many other names and means "God beholds." Also, a person's name does not determine their character and it's very rude to say that it does.
-- Anonymous User  8/16/2014
A name does not define a person. It's foolish for so many of you to believe that it does. I find Jessica to be a beautiful name with nicknames such as "Jess" or "Jessie." Shakespeare happened to think the name was wonderful too.
-- Anonymous User  8/16/2014
My name is Jessica. I know everyone says it's too common but I hardly ever hear it (I'm 39) and I've lived all over the US. I meet a few here or there. I've always thought of it as very uncommon.
I was named after Jessica Clause (Mrs. Santa Clause)
My mother was 8 months pregnant with me when she watched the movie "Santa Clause is coming to town". She told me that's where she got the idea :-)
My family has always called me Jess or Jessy/Jessie. People who first meet me always call me Jennifer :-( that's the only thing I dislike.
-- JessyMariah  9/13/2014

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